Mullen Visits U.S. Base, Meets With Leaders in Japan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Col. Otto Feather, 374th Airlift Wing commander, salutes the aircraft carrying U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 15, 2011. Mullen arrived in Japan after visiting China and Korea on a continuing Asian trip to meet with counterparts and leaders in the region. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse
  • U.S. Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, center, commander, U.S. Forces Japan, introduces U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to U.S. Air Force Col. Paul E. "Otto" Feather, commander, 374th Airlift Wing upon his arrival to Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 15, 2011. Mullen arrived in Japan after visiting China and Korea on a continuing Asian trip to meet with counterparts and leaders. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Burton Field, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. Paul E. "Otto" Feather, 374th Airlift Wing commander, on Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 15, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, center, talks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Burton Field, right, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. Paul E. "Otto" Feather, 374th Airlift Wing commander, at the distinguished visitor lounge on Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 15, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Burton Field, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, at the distinguished visitor lounge on Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 15, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reviews Japanese Self Defense Force troops during a welcoming ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, July 15, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun from Japanese Gen. Ryoichi Oriki, chief of staff, Japanese Self-Defense Force, at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, July 15, 2011. Mullen was awarded the order for his role in U.S. contributions to Japan after the earthquake and resulting tsunami in March, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Japanese Gen. Ryoichi Oriki, chief of staff, Japanese Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, watch Japanese calligraphist Taisan Tanaka create Mullen's name in a "name poem" at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, July 15, 2011. The ministry offered the calligraphic character poem as thanks for Mullen's 43 years of service and friendship to Japan and its people. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks Japanese calligraphist Taisan Tanaka for creating Mullen's name in a "name poem" at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, July 15, 2011. The ministry offered the calligraphic character poem as thanks for Mullen's 43 years of service and friendship to Japan and its people. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses attendees at a reception honoring his visit to Tokyo, July 15, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley